This could end up as a make or break year for the future of downtown Manteca.
Hail pounded parts of Manteca and Ripon late Sunday afternoon as a severe winter storm with thunder, lightning and rain passed through the South County.
Four perspective buyers within 10 minutes Saturday pulled up to the California flat-top at 921 Marin in the Powers Tract neighborhood sandwiched between Manteca High and Spreckels Park.
It's ironic, in a way, that South San Joaquin Irrigation District is celebrating its 100th anniversary as California enters a third year of drought.
LATHROP – Wanted: A few good men and women in Lathrop and surrounding area. Twenty, to be exact.
FRENCH CAMP – Friday afternoon was a belated Christmas at the Mary Graham Children's Shelter.
Kirk Waters is Manteca's interim fire chief.
Kim Laruta was overwhelmed the first time she saw the finished product of "That Sister of Mine."
When it comes to planning the programs that residents turn to in their spare time, Parks and Recreation Coordinator Toni Lundgren is all ears.
The Sacramento Kings had their biggest game for the season on Dec. 28 when they played the World Champions Boston Celtics. Not only was the game a sell out, but also Olympian Michael Phelps was in attendance to receive his key to Sacramento, his own Kings jersey, and even got to sit courtside to see Manteca's Dance and Cheer Stars.
Ripon Library is going to host a unique black author in February - she is blind and in her 90s. She started writing because she "wanted to inspire people and make them feel good."
RIPON - What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with a friend who cares about you every day of the year: your Teddy Bear!
FRENCH CAMP - The Haven of Peace emergency/homeless shelter will be hosting their 2nd Annual "Coming Out of Our Shell" Crab Feed Fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 31. This year's proceeds will benefit the Haven's "day-to-day" operations so they may continue to offer a 'safe haven' to those in need in the community.
KNIGHTS FERRY - It's a magical time along the Stanislaus River.
All the great local pizza restaurants offer up a table for you to enjoy their wares.
• TEACHER'S ALLEGED IMPROPER BEHAVIOR DECLARED UNFOUNDED: The complaint against a teacher involving improper behavior with a student at an elementary school in south Manteca has been declared as unfounded.
Rob Cox talks for a living.
Clark County's murder case against Manteca Pastor Rob Cox could be dropped as early as Wednesday.
Red and white horizontal striping with a blue accent in the upper left corner is part of the elevation facing the railroad tracks for the envisioned Moffat Boulevard Community Center that will primarily serve as the new home for the Manteca Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.
No other campus in Manteca Unified has the troubles Nile Garden School is having with drinking water.
Love and respect for Frances Darling electrified the Chez Shari dining room on Friday evening as about 70 former Manteca High School Marching Band members paid tribute to the woman they consider their matriarch.
Patricia Hansen likes the number nine.
They beat the odds. They continue to beat the odds. And for years and generations to come, they will go on beating the odds.
A non-profit group is looking to develop a small section near Doak Boulevard and Vera Avenue into a community garden.
LATHROP – When Cedric Mitchell met with Lathrop officials in a vacant field across from Lathrop High School it was hard to picture what was being pitched to him.
LATHROP – Danny Thomas walked methodically across the concrete stage.
Public opinion indicates that business closures related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have gone too far.
Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.
LATHROP – Ethan Holt was kind of in a gray area.